Michel Chevalier travels from Berlin with his bass clarinet to play with AMM All-Stars on Ben Watson's radio show Late Lunch With Out To Lunch: Paul Shearsmith - pocket trumpet, Baliphone, squeakers, vocal grumbles; Dave Black - electric guitar; OTL - mouthnoise, piano, live mix; Peter Baxter - tabletop percussion; Erik Lintunen - studio set-up. At the beginning, the Late Lunch Theme Tune (Marc Guillermont's "Make a Blues Noise Here") is cut with the second improvisation in Liverpool 29-v-2017 by Phil Morton (guitar) and Jair-Rohm Parker Wells (Ashbory bass). The bass clarinet, according to Lunch's Rabelaisian phenomenology, is the dialectical instrument par excellence, because in its high register the bop notes are those of a giraffe, delicately tearing off the top leaves of a tree with its teeth; its glissandi and arpeggios are the sound of food slipping down the lengthiest oesophagus in the animal kingdom, whilst the notes in the lower register - all quacks and quarks and quirks and farts - delineate our necessary pleasure in flatulence and defecation. Half-time was marked with Curtis Mayfield's "Mother's Son" (Curtom/Buddah 7", 1974); prerecorded soundfiles included Mordecai on Korg's Delay Monotron Analogue Ribbon Synthesizer, some bathroom percussion, and an OTL email to Jack Wright.
"I saw the dollop of lowness in the highest: faecal truths" OTL.